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Orissa Tribal Tour
7 Nights / 8 Days
Destinations Covered :
1: Arrival Calcutta
We meet you on arrival and transfer you to hotel in a non air-conditioned
coach. An English-speaking guide is to report at the hotel by 1400 hours to
take you to the Mother Teresa's Home, India Museum and Dalhousie Square area.
Overnight stay at a 4-star bed-and-breakfast hotel. Meal plan: Breakfast arranged
by Ibex. Lunch and dinner to be arranged by you. Unique among Indian states
in stretching all the way from the Himalayas to the sea, west Bengal is nonetheless
explored in depth by few travelers. That may have something to do with the
exaggerated reputation of its capital, Calcutta, which is actually a sophisticated
and friendly city that belies its popular image as poverty-stricken and chaotic.
At the height of British rule, Bengal flourished both culturally and materially,
nurturing a vibrant creative blend of west and east. The Bengali Renaissance
produced thinkers, writers, and artists.
Day 2: Calcutta-Bhubaneswar
After breakfast, and a relaxed morning, a non air-conditioned coach is to
report by 1130 hours to transfer you to the Howrah railway station where you
take a train, Coromandel Express departing Calcutta at 1315 hours and arriving
at Bhubaneswar at 2045 hours. We meet you on arrival in Bhubaneswar at 2045
hours and transfer you to Hotel Oberoi by a non air-conditioned coach. Overnight
stay at The Oberoi on bed/breakfast basis. Meal plan: Breakfast arranged by
Ibex. Lunch and dinner to be arranged by you. Bhubaneswar is one of Hinduism's
most active pilgrimage sites. The architecture of the Orissa temples in Bhubaneswar
represents a coherent development of the Nagara style of Indo-Aryan architecture.
From village huts to taxis to hotels, the smiling face of Lord Jagannath,
an avatar of Krishna and Orissa's main god looks back at you. The temples
of Bhubaneswar, Konark and Puri have elaborate and fascinating detail and
the construction began in the 7th century and continued until the 15th. The
structure of the Orissa temple followed exact mathematical rules that governed
the smallest detail. The temples contain the Jagmohan (porch), which is usually
square with a pyramidal roof and, immediately following the Jagmohan, the
cube-shape inner apartment that enshrines the deity and supports the soaring
tower. Sometimes one or two more halls - the Natmandir (dancing hall) and
the Bhogmandir (hall of offerings) - are set in front of the porch.
An air-conditioned coach to report at your hotel at 0830 hours. After breakfast,
proceed for a full-day city tour of Bhubaneswar covering Parasurameswar temple
of 7th century, Mukteswar 10th century, Rajarani temple of 11th century, Vaital
temple of 9th century, Brahneswar of 11th century and Lingaraj temple 11th
century (non Hindus are not allowed inside the Lingaraj temple, they can see
the temple from the platform). Also visit the museum of Orissa, Khandagiri
caves, and Udaygiri caves. Browse the local market in the evening. Overnight
stay at Oberoi on bed/breakfast basis. Meal plan: Breakfast arranged by Ibex.
Lunch and dinner to be arranged by you.
Day 4: Bhubaneswar-Puri
After breakfast, proceed to Puri in the coach that will report at your hotel
at 0900 hours. On the way, visit the Konark Temple (THE Sun Temple) and the
fishermen's village. Overnight stay at Hotel Toshali Sands on bed/breakfast
basis. Meal plan: Breakfast arranged by Ibex. Lunch and dinner to be arranged
by you. A round trip to Puri and Konark, among the four holiest pilgrimage
centers for Hindus, according to Mark Twain, is one of the wonders of the
world. The route takes traverses the irrigated rice-growing delta of the Mahanadi
river. The Jagannath temple is the major attraction of Puri and for Hindus,
to remain here for 3 days and 3 nights is considered particularly rewarding.
The fact that in the eyes of Jagannath (lord of the universe) there are no
caste distinctions has made Puri a very popular destination with the devout.
The extraordinary form that Jagannath takes is believed to be the unfinished
work of the craftsman god Viswakarma, who in anger left this portrayal of
Lord Vishnu incomplete. This temple is referred to by some as the white pagoda,
the black pagoda being the Konark temple and was completed at the end of the
12th century. Note: Non Hindus are not allowed inside.
Day 5: Puri
After breakfast, proceed for a half-day city tour that includes a visit to
the Lord Jagannath temple, Gundicha temple, Narendra tank, Bada danda and
the seashore market. Spend a free afternoon at the beach. Overnight stay at
Toshali Sands on bed/breakfast basis.
After an early breakfast, transfer to Bhubaneswar. En route, visit Raghurajpur
(the village of the artists who produce traditional "Patachitra"
paintings). Visit Pipli village famous for the appliqué work and the
Ashokan edict of the 2nd century B.C. Dinner and overnight stay at Bhubaneswar.
Day 7: Bhubaneswar
After an early breakfast, full-day excursion to visit Ratnagiri, Lalitgiri,
Udayagiri the Buddhist monastic complex. Dinner and overnight stay at Bhubaneswar.
Meal plan: Breakfast arranged by Ibex. Lunch and dinner to be arranged by
Day 8: Bhubaneswar-Calcutta
Transfer to airport for the flight departing from Bhubaneswar at 0850 hours
and arriving at Calcutta at 0925 hours. Directly proceed to the international
airport for the international flight.
" ITINERARY OR PACKAGE GIVEN ABOVE CAN BE TAILOR
MADE AS PER YOUR CONVENIENCE"
Gujarat Tribal Tour
8 Nights / 9 Days
Chota Udaipur - Baroda - Ahmedabad - Rann of Kutch
1 : Mumbai - Chhota Udaipur
8.00: Leave Mumbai by flight to Baroda. Upon arrival, drive to Chhota Udaipur
to see the Rathwa tribes in and around the region. It is considered one of most
primitive tribal belt of Gujarat. After an early lunch drive by jeep to the
tribal villages like Kol, Kharakwada, Timla, Devhat etc. Late evening return
to Palace Dinner and Overnight.
Day 2 : Chhota Udaipur
Morning: After breakfast proceed to tribal museum of Chhota Udaipur and later
on drive to nearby village to visit HAAT, a mobile market where we can see
many tribal people who comes to haat. In the afternoon, return to Palace for
lunch. At 15.00 Proceed to visit couple of more villages of tribal to see
PITHORA wall paintings in their houses. Late evening return to Palace.
Day 3 : Baroda
Morning: After breakfast departure to Baroda enroute visiting Champaner fort
of Pawagadh built in 15th centuary by the Sultan of Ahmedabad Mehmud. Begadha,
Nagina and Jami mosques are the most beautiful speciman of Indo saracenic
architecture. Upon arrival at the hotel, have lunch and then visit of couple
of museums of Baroda. It was one of princely state of Gujarat ruled by Maratha
Day 4 : Ahmedabad
Morning: After breakfast departure to Ahmedabad enroute visiting Vaso village,
famous for its intricated wooden carved Havelies of 18th Cent. Upon arrival,
check in at the hotel and lunch. Around 14.15, after lunch, proceed to visit
one of the finest textile museums of the world. Later on visit the Gandhi
Ashram. Late evening, return to the Hotel Dinner and Overnight.
Day 5 : Ahmedabad
Morning: After early breakfast, second visit of city wherein you will see
the fascinating poles of old city with beautiful wooden carved houses and
one of the most colorful temple of city Swaminarayan temple built in late
19th century. Onwards visit of Jami mosque and market. Around 12.30 noon,
return to the hotel for lunch. Followed by departure to Poshina. At 19.00,
arrival and check in at Darbargadh dinner and Overnight.
6 : Poshina
Morning: After breakfast, visit of tribal villages around Poshina. It is a
center to see Garacia tribal. Lunch at the Darbargadh. After noon, second
safari to the tribal villages located in the aravalli hills. Late evening
return to Darbargadh, dinner and Overnight.
Day 7 : Zainabad
Morning: After breakfast departure to Zainabad enroute visiting Patan and
Modhera. Anhilwad Patan was the capital of Gujarat it is only a place in Gujarat
where one can see the double Ikat patola saree. Onward proceed to Modhera
to visit Sun temple, the best example of Hindu architecture. Lunch at Modhera.
After visit drive to the base camp of Zainabad. Upon arrival checkin at the
camp. Evening Free Dinner and Overnight.
Day 8 : Rann of Kutch
Morning: After breakfast take safari in little rann of Kutch to see the asiatic
wild asses and around 275 various species of birds. You also have opportunity
to experience Bajana tribes and some cattle breeders . At 12.30, return to
the camp and have lunch. At 15.30, second drive to the little rann of Kutch.
Late evening return to the camp, dinner and Overnight. Day 9 : Ahemdabad -
Departure to Home Country
Third safari to the villages. Lunch at the camp. At14.00, departure
to Ahmedabad to take evening flight to Bombay / Delhi.
" ITINERARY OR PACKAGE GIVEN ABOVE CAN BE TAILOR
MADE AS PER YOUR CONVENIENCE"